A long-form collaboration between Thomas Park (aka Mystified) and Stephen Philips (of Dark Duck Records).
In the first of a series of such collaborations, Stephen Philips of Dark Duck Records decided to create a remix of Mystified's piece, "Fishery". He added environments, drones and other sounds and came up with a wonderful version of this piece he calls "Texture One". "Textures Two" and other works will appear on other netlabels.
About the production:
Recorded and mixed by Thomas Park and Stephen Philips
Cover image by Webbed Hand.
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I've been a long-time fan of Stephen Philips (ever since he released his Deep Chill Network tracks on mp3.com) and this track doesn't disappoint. It's a must-have if you like deep desolate arctic ambience. Imagine a gigantic deserted industrial complex buried under the ice floe; this is the kind of sound environment you could expect to hear--long-form drone with waves of deep, resonant humming, noise of water seeping everywhere on crystal icicles...
An excellent, chilling release.
November 15, 2005 Subject:
A quiet evening in the igloo
Texture One is what you might get if perchance two masters of the extreme chillscape got together for a collaboration. Beware lest the entropy oozing from your speakers freezes you in time and space. This is what the North Pole sounds likeÂon Pluto. More than common ice sculptors, Park and Philips show themselves the equals of Steve Roach and Lustmord in the art of making music out of noise. Like ÂThe Magnificent VoidÂ or ÂHeresy,Â Texture One yields nary a melody, a beat, or a recognizable harmony. It has not much of anything, throwing into relief the compositional mastery of these two underappreciated polar bears.